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19 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Lamps (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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As a final addition to a cozy reading nook, a bedside-table moment, or as a focal piece next to a plush corner sofa, a lamp is often that finishing touch that ties everything together.

If you’re in the business of upgrading a lamp or two around your home, we’ve combed through Amazon to find everything from intricate glass table designs, to understated arching floor standing numbers. Read on for picks for those who want a novelty design that doesn’t compromise on functionality, lamps with ceramic bases to match your Le Creuset collection, and sleek, modern options with clean lines (for those in the less-is-more camp).

With a rounded, marble-look base, a chrome arched body, and a volcanic-orange pendant shade, this floor lamp will add a pop of colour to any space.

The brass body and base on this lamp, combined with the stained-glass shade design would be at home in an enchanted cottage.

A dog-shaped wood design with the light fixture fitted into its head, this bedside lamp combines novelty with function, without looking like it belongs solely in a kid’s bedroom.

Satisfying in this brushed brass finish, but also available in a matte black with copper inner lining on the shade.

This filament bulb bedside lamp looks like something you’d find in an old coach house turned whimsical guest house.

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With a muted, linen shade and wooden tripod legs, this floor lamp would suit modern and classically designed spaces. But a room full of textured, natural accents and wicker pieces feels like its home.

In a soothing mint green throughout, with a rib-textured base, this Instagram-worthy lamp will still work seamlessly with other accents when off-camera.

The odd positioning of the gold legs, and the leg-to-opal-globe-shade ratio, make this table lamp interesting to look at, without trying too hard.

This floor lamp serves as a focal piece without overwhelming an entire space, giving out a soft, unobtrusive light.

This lava lamp with a metallic rainbow shell is retro but futuristic at the same time. [Editor’s note: This products is currently sold out.]

Like two giant lemons, this twin set of glazed rounded-base table lamps with cotton shades will add a zesty kick to both sides of your bed.

This one has a largish black shade with a copper coloured inner lining, and black legs. We like that it comes with a handy plant shelf, too, should you be running out of windowsill space.

This ceramic, floral patterned lamp looks like it belongs in Miss Honey’s cottage from Matilda.

This lamp brings night sky watching inside with a moon-shaped shade, balanced on top of a ceramic hand. We like that it could hold its own in both an adult and kids space.

With big industrial film-studio vibes, this tripod lamp with black metal shade looks straight out of an East London factory-turned-sprawling studio apartment, with whitewashed brick walls.

A banana-shaped neon number meant for wall mounting.

A powdery pink pineapple base, with a ceramic gloss finish, and matching pink shade, this table lamp would fit right in with an all pink design, or for those that just want a splash of Palm Springs–style pink hues.

We can imagine this sat quaintly on a dressing table.

This globe table lamp gets the minimalist with marble detailing look just right, without looking too high street.

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19 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Lamps from Amazon